Monday, January 15, 2007

Celebs for Obama?

DraftObama.org has posted the following list of celebrities that have been speaking favorably about Obama.

George Clooney
"He possesses the one quality that you cannot teach and you can't learn. … He is a leader. He walks into a room and you want to follow him somewhere, anywhere. And … I've only seen that a couple of times in my life." (source)


Oprah Winfrey
“I think his sense of hope and optimism for this country and what is possible for the United States is the kind of thing that I would like to get behind."
(source)

Will Smith

Clearly meaning that "third act" would be a run for the White House, Smith added, "There's absolutely going to be a third act and I believe [Obama] is going to be the hero." Not a bad endorsement from a guy who has made quite a career of playing heroes of all kinds the past few years. (source)

Rob Reiner
"How poetic would it be that a one-term congressman from the state of Illinois could be elected President and free the slaves and now a one-term African-America Senator from that same state could become the next President?" (source)

Warren Buffet
"I've got a conviction about him that I don't get very often. He has as much potential as anyone I've seen to have an important impact over his lifetime on the course that America takes. If he can do an ounce better with me, fine." (source)

Ethel Kennedy - widow of Senator Bobby Kennedy
"I think he feels it. He feels it just like Bobby did," Ethel Kennedy said, comparing her late husband's quest for social justice to Obama's. "He has the passion in his heart. He's not selling you. It's just him." Ethel Kennedy invited Obama to deliver the keynote address at a ceremony commemorating the 80th birthday of Robert F. Kennedy. She said she had carefully followed the career of the Illinois senator, whom she referred to as "our next president." (source)

Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics
“If he has the same effect on others as he does on me, you are looking at a future president." (source)

Matt Damon
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Who would you most like to see as the next president?
MATT DAMON: Barack Obama.
MATTHEWS: Would you campaign for Obama? Would you go out and work for him?
DAMON: Yes, I would support him strongly (source)

Rap Artist Nas
Q: Do you vote?
A: Not until Obama runs…or maybe when Ms Clinton runs. Obama is an exciting cat. (source)

Stephen Colbert -responding to a recent appearance at Northwestern University, where crowd members donned Colbert/Obama ’08 T-shirts.
"I can't tell Jon I'm dropping him to go with Barack. Maybe he'll read it in this article." (source)

Rap artist Common - on Jadakiss’ 2004 hit single “Why?”
"Why is Bush acting like he trying to get Osama? Why don't we impeach him and elect Obama?"
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